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Goldenrod Crab Spider

Misumena vatia

Description:

White (very round) spider with red racing stripes!!!

Habitat:

Western Oregon

Notes:

She was shy, had to photograph her on the under side of this pretty yellow plant! These spiders can change their color from white to yellow to match the flower they are on!!

3 Comments

KerryV.McQuaid
KerryV.McQuaid 10 years ago

Thanks so much!!! I just thought she was incredible!!

Latimeria
Latimeria 10 years ago
Latimeria
Latimeria 10 years ago

Karen's got this one covered. These spiders are pretty neat, there's a good amount of variation in their color. They're also great at hiding in the goldenrod.

KerryV.McQuaid
Spotted by
KerryV.McQuaid

Oregon City, Oregon, USA

Spotted on Aug 12, 2011
Submitted on Aug 12, 2011

Spotted for Mission

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